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Unity Week T-shirt Design Selected

Jamie Altman
Jamie Altman created the winning design that will be used on the 2011 Unity Week T-shirts.
3/29/2011 —

Jamie Altman, a Division of Undergraduate Studies student at Penn State York, is the winner of the Unity Week T-shirt design contest at the campus. Her design will appear on the Unity Week T-shirt worn by those participating in the week-long event, April 11-15.

Altman, 18, a freshman from Laurel, Md., created one of 21 designs to be considered for the event. Students in Fred Haag’s introduction to visual studies (Art 10S) class created designs for Unity Week and the campus community voted to select one to appear on the shirt. Haag, an associate professor of visual arts at Penn State York, has involved his class in creating designs for a number of years.

According to Altman, rather than using drawings of people in her design, she used different fonts and colors together to represent different people coming together.

Penn State York will celebrate its 13th annual Unity Day on Thursday, April 14, and two years ago turned a day-long celebration into a week-long event, when students, faculty, staff, and members of the York community are invited to celebrate diversity. Events will take place in and around the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center throughout the week. More details on events will be available at a later date.

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